Who am I

I am a fly and yeast genome and metabolism scientist. I obtained my PhD in Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in 2020, working in yeast genomic dynamics and fly (Drosophila melanogaster) growth-factor driven signaling and development. Continuous to my PhD, I worked at a Startup company as a Senior Scientist Geneticist, establishing fly transgenic strains for production of growth factors for the laboratory meat industry. I transitioned to continue a complementary scientific training in fly metabolism through a Postdoctoral fellowship in the Biochemistry and Chemistry department at the University of California in San Diego. I am currently leveraging yeast-metabolic changes to modify the lipid profile of flies through diet.

I have over 8 years of experience training other scientists, including technical training and project management and development. I derive great satisfaction by following a result and progress oriented training process, pursuing win-win strategies.

I am a continuous member of large scientific conferences where I remain gaining knowledge and building connections around fly and yeast scientific development.